The Little Salmon River along US Highway 95 near Riggins is a popular fishery for Idaho anglers looking to catch Chinook salmon and steelhead. Much of the property along the Little Salmon is privately owned, and until now, a stretch that is productive for salmon and steelhead has been inaccessible to the public. Access for this popular fishery has been made possible thanks to an agreement with the Little Salmon River Ranch and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
The new Little Salmon River Access area is a cooperative effort with the Idaho Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Thank you in advance to our responsible anglers who follow these rules to keep access on this property:
- Remain in allowed areas (see maps below)
- No wading across the river
- No use from 10:30 pm to 5:00 am
- No camping
- No campfires
- Pack-in/pack-out your garbage
- No shooting
- Dogs must remain under control
- No launching of watercraft
- No commercial use
- Gates will be locked Oct 1 through December 31, however foot access is allowed year round
Little Salmon River Access Map And Rules Brochure
PDF Poster of these rules and this map [1,076 KB]
Detailed map for new access agreement at Mile Marker 193 on US 95.
PDF Poster of new access area [2,460 KB]
You may also be interested in an angler etiquette video Idaho Fish and Game recently put together. Learn more about how to interact with other anglers and keep it possible for Idaho Fish and Game to provide additional access by watching this video.